Importing H.264 footage into FCP 5.1.4

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by BadDude, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. BadDude macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
    I just shot some footage on a Sanyo Xacti flash memory camcorder. They are MPEG4 files. Opening FCP's audio/video settings page within a new project I can't find H.264 on the list of project codecs. When I bring the movie clips into the timeline I have to render everything.

    Which project codec should I use to avoid rending out my footage?
  2. MrLatte23 macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2007
    H.264 is a distribution Codec

    It's not likely to be a choice within sequence settings. I usually transcode all H.264 footage to something made for editing, 10 or 8-bit uncompressed; something that won't further degrade the footage with more compression.

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